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School Visits


Why a visit to SEA LIFE is Important

The problems facing our ocean today aren’t going to be solved in one generation. This means to make real progress, we need to instill environmental stewardship of our ocean in our children.

  • Give children connection with the ocean – some children may never have seen one
  • Bring the ocean to life and make it relatable – the creatures are real
  • Concrete ways that children can make a difference to protect the oceans for generations to come

One-of-a-kind experience

  • The underwater world of the ocean is amazing and inspiring, with incredible sea creatures and colorful habitats abound. SEA LIFE is where this world can come alive for children, as they dive into a world of amazing discovery.

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Admissions & Booking

Discount rates are available for organized, local school groups serving children K-12 grade and must submit tax exempt form with booking or show proof of school ID at check in.

  • Tickets starting at $7+tax per child, $10+tax for adults 
  • 1 free chaperone/teacher for every 5 children
  • Minimum of 10 paid child tickets required to receive group rates
  • Optional educational workshops (Additional $3 per child)
  • Optional Behind the Scenes Tours (Additional $5 per child)
  • Pre-paid reservations required at least 14 days in advance
  • Credit cards and checks accepted
  • Download the Group Preparation Guide for more details

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Tax Exempt Bookings

Tax Exempt School Groups:

If your organized school group is tax exempt, please send a copy of your MN tax exempt document to to receive instructions on how to make your reservation.  

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Education Workshops

Our school programs explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry and are designed to meet Minnesota State Academic Standards. Workshops are available for students of all ages, Pre-K through High School.

  • Optional educational workshops (Additional $3 per child)
  • Optional Behind the Scenes Tours (Additional $5 per child)
  • Curriculum linked activities
  • Programs meet Minnesota State Academic Standards
  • 10 person minimum to book workshops
  • 45 minute programs for Pre-K - 12th grade
  • Before and after visit resources
  • Workshops are not available on weekends, holidays, or school breaks

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Planning Tools

Our field trip planning tools can be downloaded to help pre-plan your trip.

Free downloadable Risk Assessment

  • A checklist of actions to complete before the trip
  • A checklist of actions to complete on the day
  • Arrival information, including a map
  • A list of activities, hazards, and corresponding control measures

Free downloadable Planning & Preparation Guide

  • Accessibility information, parking and travel arrangements, payment instructions, and locations inside Mall of America for lunch seating before or after your visit.

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Teacher Resources

We provide free pre-visit and post-visit activities tailored around each of our Education Workshops for teachers to use in the classroom. Print out the free self-guided tour packet beforehand for creature facts and educational activities to supplement your visit to SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

Pre & Post-Visit Lesson Plans

Free Activity Pack Downloads

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Amazing Oceans

Preschool & Kindergarten


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1st - 5th Grade


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1st - 5th Grade


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Food Chains & Ecosystems

1st - 5th Grade


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What to expect during your visit

- Admire 11 exhibits, thousands of creatures, and over 200 species in an immersive setting

- Encounter a vast array of creatures including sharks, sawfish, rays, sea turtles, and more

- Learn how you can make the oceans a better place through our conservation program

- Gaze at creatures swimming overhead inside the 300ft long Ocean Tunnel

- Touch an anemone, urchin, and sea star in the Interactive Pacific Northwest Touchpool

- Daily educational talks that your class can attend

How to Reserve Your Trip

  • Schools must show proof of organization affiliation at check-in
  • Payments must be made with a credit card at time of booking.
  • Payment types accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
  • Additional tickets cannot be added to your original reservation after your order is made. We suggest booking for the maximum amount of people anticipated in your group.
  • If you end up having fewer individuals than originally booked, you can contact the Group Sales Department 48 hours in advance for a partial refund of those tickets.

  • Submit your online booking request and a booking coordinator will get back to you within 72 hours.
  • Payment is due 10 business days prior to your visit date by school check.
  • Changes including final visitor count and cancellation can be made up until point of payment. Once paid, bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Book?

If you require further information on school visits please contact our booking team. We'll be more than happy to provide all the information you need to ensure your students have a memorable, inspiring experience. Email:

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